A growing number of European countries are focusing on film in the classroom. Among several international initiatives is 'Film Education: From Framework to Impact'.
The project, supported by Creative Europe, aims to establish the conditions for the highest possible quality of film education practice.
In 2020, the focus is on sharing experience, generating inspiration and gaining new knowledge.
The setting is four regional seminars and an online course, a so-called MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course, entitled 'Film Education: A User’s Guide'.
The seminars and the course are aimed at teachers, communicators and decision-makers working in film literacy for children and youth in the education sector, including preschools, and at film festivals, cinematheques, libraries and film institutes in Europe and internationally.
The Massive Open Online Course
The online course 'Film Education: A User’s Guide' will examine how to work with film literacy, how to build a solid infrastructure, how to work strategically and how to assess the importance and impact of the effort.
Participants will be able to read texts, watch tutorials, solve assignments and have a dialogue with each other. The course runs around 16 hours, which may advantageously be spread across four weeks.
The course is free, is taught in English and is open to participants from around the world.
Seminars in Europe
Four regional seminars, of two to three days, will take place in autumn 2020. The seminars will be held in Estonia, Slovenia, Hungary and Greece, in collaboration with regional partners and with participants from many neighbouring countries. In all, 25 countries are expected to be represented.
Based on best practice examples from around Europe, the seminars will focus on the same subjects as the online course. The dates are planned as follows:
Tallin, Estonia: 27-28 August 2020
Athens, Greece: 9-10 October 2020
Budapest, Hungary: 15-17 October 2020
Ljubljana, Slovenia: TBA (online event)